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What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead

What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead should inspector from ground level, eaves or rooftop (if a rooftop access door exists):

  1. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead
    What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead
    the roof covering; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  2. for the presence of exposed membrane; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  3. slopes; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead D. for evidence of significant ponding; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead E. the gutters; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead F. the downspouts; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead G. the vents, flashings, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations; H. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs; and
  4. for the need for repairs. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  5. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead is not required to:
  6. walk on any pitched roof surface. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead B. predict service-life expectancy. C. inspector underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  7. move insulation. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead F. inspector antennae, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment or similar attachments. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  8. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the opinion of the Commercial inspector, to be unsafe. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  9. walk on any roof areas if it might, in the opinion of the Commercial inspector, cause damage. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  10. perform a water test. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  11. warrant or certify the roof. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead K. walk on any roofs that lack rooftop access doors.

Exterior

  1. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead should inspector:
  2. the siding, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits and fascia; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  3. and report as in need of repairing any safety issues regarding intermediate balusters, spindles or rails for steps, stairways, balconies and railings;
  4. a representative number of windows; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead E. the vegetation, surface drainage, and retaining walls when these are likely to affect the structure adversely;
  5. the exterior for accessibility barriers; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  6. the stormwater drainage system;
  7. the general topography; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  8. the parking areas;
  9. the sidewalks;
  10. exterior lighting; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  11. the landscaping;
  12. and determine that a 3-foot clear space exists around the circumference of fire hydrants; N. and describe the exterior wall covering. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  13. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead is not required to:
  14. inspector or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, out What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead or exterior accent lighting. B. inspector items, including window and door flashings, that are not visible or What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead readily accessible from the ground. C. inspector geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspector recreational facilities. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead E. inspector seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspector erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspector for proof of safety-type glass.
  15. determine the integrity of thermal window seals or damaged glass. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead I. inspector underground utilities. J. inspector underground items. K. inspector wells or springs. L. inspector solar systems. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead M. inspector swimming pools or spas. N. inspector septic systems or cesspools. O. inspector playground equipment. P. inspector sprinkler systems. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead Q. inspector drainfields or dry wells.
  16. inspector manhole covers.
  17. operate or evaluate remote-control devices, or test door or gate operators.

Wood Decks and Balconies What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead

  1. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead
    What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead
    What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead should inspector: What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  2. with the unaided eye, for deck and balcony members that are noticeably out of level or out of plumb;
  3. for visible decay; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  4. for paint failure and buckling;
  5. for nail pullout (nail pop); What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  6. for fastener rust, iron stain and corrosion;
  7. and verify that flashing was installed on the deck-side of the ledger board;
  8. for vertical members (posts) that have exposed end-grains;
  9. for obvious trip hazards;
  10. for non-graspable handrails;
  11. railings for height less than the 36-inch minimum*; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  12. guardrails and infill for openings that exceed the 4-inch maximum*;
  13. open-tread stairs for openings that exceed the 4⅜-inch maximum*;
  14. the triangular area between guardrails and stairways for openings that exceed the 6-inch maximum*;
  15. built-up and multi-ply beam spans for butt joints; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  16. for notches in the middle-third of solid-sawn wood spans;
  17. for large splits longer than the depths of their solid-sawn wood members; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  18. for What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead egresses blocked, What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead covered or hindered by deck construction; and
  19. for the possibility of wetting from gutters, downspouts or sprinklers. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  20. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead is not required to:
  21. discover insect infestation or damage.
  22. inspector, determine or test the tightness or adequacy of fasteners. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  23. determine lumber grade.
  24. measure moisture content.
  25. inspector for determines bending strength. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  26. inspector for determines shear stress.
  27. determine lag screw or bolt shear values. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  28. calculate loads.
  29. determine proper spans or inspector for deflections. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  30. discover decay hidden by paint. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  31. verify that flashing has been coated to prevent corrosion. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  32. determine that post-to-footing attachments exist. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  33. dig below grade or remove soil around posts.
  34. crawl under any deck with less than 3 feet of headroom, or remove deck skirting to acquire access. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  35. determine proper footing depth or frosting. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  36. verify proper footing size.
  37. perform pick tests. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  38. perform or provide any architectural or engineering service.
  39. use a level or plumb bob.
  40. use a moisture meter. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  41. predict service-life expectancy.
  42. verify compliance with permits, codes or formal standards. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  43. inspector for disabled persons’ accessibility barriers.
  44. determine if a deck blocks, covers or hinders septic tank or plumbing access. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  45. determine easement-encroachment compliance. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead

Basement, Foundation and Crawlspace

  1. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead should inspector:
  2. the basement; B. the foundation; C. the crawlspace; D. the visible structural components; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  3. and report on the location of under-floor access openings; F. and report any present conditions or clear indications of active water penetration observed by Commercial inspector
  4. for wood in contact with or near soil; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  5. and report any general indications of foundation movement that are observed by Commercial inspector, such as, but not limited to: sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, or floor slopes;
  6. and report on any cutting, notching or boring of framing members that may present a structural or safety concern. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead II. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead is not required to:
  7. enter any crawlspaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to Commercial inspector B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead D. identify size, spacing, span or location, or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. perform or provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead

6.5.5  Heating and Ventilation What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead

  1. What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead should inspector:
  2. multiple gas meter installations, such as a What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead with multiple tenant spaces, and verify that each meter is clearly and permanently identified with the respective space supplied;
  3. the heating systems using normal operating controls, and describe the energy source and heating method; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead and report as in need of repair heating systems that do not operate;

D. and report if the heating systems are deemed inaccessible; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead

  1. and verify that a permanent means of access, with permanent ladders and/or catwalks, are present for equipment and appliances on roofs higher than 16 feet;
  2. and verify the presence of level service platforms for appliances on roofs with a slope of 25% or greater; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  3. and verify that luminaire and receptacle outlets are provided at or near the appliance; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  4. and verify that the system piping appears to be sloped to permit the system to be drained; What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead I. for connectors, tubing and piping that might be installed in a way that exposes them to physical damage;
  5. wood framing with cutting, notching or boring that might cause a structural or safety issue; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  6. pipe penetrations in concrete and masonry What home inspectors look for Miami Homestead elements to verify that they are sleeved;
  7. exposed gas piping for identification by a yellow label marked “Gas” in black letters occurring at intervals of 5 feet or less;
  8. and determine if any appliances or equipment with ignition sources are located in public, private, repair or parking garages or fuel-dispensing facilities;
  9. and verify that fuel-fired appliances are not located in or obtain combustion air from sleeping rooms, bathrooms, storage closets or surgical rooms; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  10. for the presence of exhaust systems in occupied areas where there is a likelihood of excess heat, odors, fumes, spray, gas, noxious gases or smoke;
  11. and verify that outdoor air-intake openings are located at least 10 feet away from any hazardous or noxious contaminant sources, such as vents, chimneys, plumbing vents, streets, alleys, parking lots or loading docks; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  12. outdoor exhaust outlets for the likelihood that they may cause a public nuisance or fire hazard due to smoke, grease, gases, vapors or odors; What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead
  13. for the potential of flooding or evidence of past flooding that could cause mold in ductwork or plenums; and
  14. condensate drains. What house inspectors look for Miami Homestead

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